The car count for the Hangover race to be held at 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday is expected to be high with numerous stars on hand who could take the $4,000 first prize for winning the Super Late Model portion of the event. However, two names that have to be considered as favorites going into the race would be those of Cory Hedgecock and Donald McIntosh as these two young competitors have had a knack for scoring big wins at the Seymour, Tenn. track.
A look back at the recent history of the track shows why these two racers have to be counted as contenders for the win in what will prove to be the last major race of the 2018 season in east Tennessee.
Hedgecock made national headlines in the world of Dirt Late Model racing earlier in 2018 when he earned $10,000 for his win in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature on the 3/8 mile clay oval on June 1st. The Loudon, Tenn. driver also captured the checkered flag in the Southern Nationals race on July 17th. Obviously, the pilot of the No. 9 Rocket Chassis knows how to get around the Mitch and Tanya McCarter-owned speedway.
McIntosh’s record in the Hangover speaks for itself. The Dawsonville, GA driver has won this event three of the last four years. Two of those wins came while driving for Maryville-based Blount Motorsports and last year’s victory came in his own ride.
After a season apart, McIntosh and BMS have reunited for the coming campaign. If they are able to rekindle the magic they once had that led to two Spring Nationals titles and a Southern Nationals Bonus Series championship, they will be a formidable team this weekend and beyond.
But with all this information taken into consideration, there will be numerous other drivers who will be threats to take home the glory from 411 on Saturday. Keep in mind that it was Kentucky’s Michael Chilton who set a new track record in qualifying for the track’s most recent feature, the Leftover, held back in November before Indiana’s Scott James drove to victory on the weekend following the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will find out on Saturday just which driver and team will close out 2018 on a high note. The drivers meeting is slated for noon with racing action in six classes set to begin shortly thereafter.
Live Updates from the Hangover will be provided throughout the day by InsideDirtRacing.com.